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DTG Testing and KL Certification join forces to provide a single certification solution for placing products on the market after Brexit

29/09/20

We have joined forces with KL Certification to combine our expertise to provide a single service for placing products on both the UK and EU markets after Brexit.

Placing CE marked equipment on the market in the UK and Europe after Brexit will change from 1st January 2021. At this point the UK will begin operating under a new compliance framework where the UKCA mark will be required for placing products on the UK market; the CE mark will still be required in Europe.

There will be a transition period in place for 1 year where both CE and UKCA marking can be used in the UK meaning products already placed on the market before 1st January 2021 will not be affected.

By applying for product certification with either organisation, we and KL Certification will work together to ensure products are assessed against both UKCA and CE mark requirements. This will give manufacturers a simple, one-stop solution to ensure all their certification requirements for the UK and Europe are met.

We are currently a Notified Body and will become a UK Approved Body from 1st January 2021. We have expertise in Radio Equipment Directive (RED) certification of consumer electronics products, providing market access solutions across a range of categories including TV, radio, mobile, and satellite. To find out more, see here: https://www.dtgtesting.com/notified-body/

KL Certification GmbH is a Notified Body under the Radio Equipment Directive and soon will be assigned as a Recognized Certification Body for Japan, a Telecommunication Certification Body for the USA and Foreign Certification Body for Canada, offering fast and reliable market access for our customers. To find out more, see here: https://kl-certification.de

Alex Buchan, Strategic Technologist at the DTG, said:

DTG Testings collaboration with KL Certification will provide a simple and straightforward process to ensure that continued market access for manufacturers is a seamless process during the Brexit transition.”

Oliver Kneip, Managing Director of KL Certification GmbH said:

Efficient and reliable services for our customers even during uncertain times is our passion and the goal of our work.

More information on the upcoming legislative changes following Brexit and how it affects your business can be found in the links below:

Placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain from 1st January 2021

Placing manufactured goods on the market in the EU from 1st January 2021

Information on the UKCA mark

Brexit transition: Stakeholder guidance on EU rules in relation to industrial products